Nutrition Services

Bethel School District Eugene OR

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Parents of students who attend Cascade, Clear Lake, Danebo, Fairfield, Malabon or Kalapuya, please click here for information on the Community Eligibility Provision: CEP LetterYour child is eligible for the free breakfast and lunch program. You will not have to fill out an application.

Bethel school meals are a great value and convenient for parents.  Even if your family does not qualify for free or reduced priced meals, breakfast is available at no charge to all students.   Lunch prices for the 2018‐2019 school year are: Elementary: $2.25  Middle School $2.40  High School $2.50.

  • The District’s goal is for all students to enter the classroom with the nutrition needed to maximize learning.  No student will be denied meals based on their account payment status.
  • Payments are accepted online at mymealtime.com.  There is no fee to use this service. At mymealtime.com you can monitor accounts and set payment reminders.  Checks and cash payments are also accepted at your child’s school.
  • Households are expected to prepay for meals and keep their accounts up to date on at least a weekly basis.
  • Efforts will be made to collect payments on overdue accounts and/or assess ability to pay. Assistance with lunch payments are available on a limited basis to families experiencing temporary hardship. Details can be found in the Nutrition Services Administrative Rule
  • For information on accounts and payments, please call Alice Hull at 541-461-6401, x 4197, or by email: alice.hull@bethel.k12.or.us

Nutrition Staff

Jennie Kolpak, Director

Jennie joined Bethel in 2008. She oversees the School Breakfast, School Lunch, After School Snack and After School Supper programs in all 11 schools. She is a Registered Dietitian and uses this background to provide all Bethel students with nutritionally appropriate meals. Her goal is to promote long-term healthy food choices by providing good nutrition choices at school. Contact Jennie by email or phone 541-461-6301.

 

Alice Hull, Assistant Director

Alice has been with Bethel since 1994. She processes all Free and Reduced Lunch applications and manages student accounts. She provides administrative support for all schools and oversees the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and After School Feeding Programs.  Contact Alice by email or phone 541-461-6301 ext 4197

 

Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

 Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1)    mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 (2)    fax:  (202) 690-7442; or

 (3)    email:  program.intake@usda.gov.

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

What if my child needs a special diet?

I frequently get asked about providing special diets for students at school.  It is possible to accommodate most special diets at school.  In fact many students eat gluten free, dairy free, texture modified and carbohydrate controlled school meals every day.  If a student medically requires a special diet the first step in the process is to have a doctor fill out the following form Diet Prescription.  Next, we work on establishing a menu with foods that work within the special diet.  For complex diets we work closely with the school nurse, dietitian, parents, student and teachers to best meet the student’s nutritional needs.

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